Cosmos bipinnatus 'Gazebo Mixed'
Cosmos 'Gazebo Mixed'
Cosmos bipinnatus 'Gazebo Mixed' is a mid-height, easy to grow annual with well branched plants which come into flower earlier than most varieties. The attractive fern-like foliage is crowned with many large blooms of velvet red, rose-pink and pure white. An ideal border filler, or simply use in a large container or as a bedding plant. Flowers summer. Height: 60cm (24in).
|Botanical name||Cosmos bipinnatus|
|Common name||Cosmos 'Gazebo Mixed'|
|Flower colour||Pink, White, Red|
|Flowering time||Summer, Autumn|
|Plant type||Flower Seeds|
|Season of interest||Summer, Autumn|
|Time to maturity||1 - 2 years|
|Ultimate height||0.6m - 1m|
|Ultimate spread||0.1m - 0.5m|
|Useful/additional information||Sow 3mm (1/8in) deep in February/March at 21-24C (70-75F) in a good seed compost. Germination takes 5-10 days. Seed can also be sown outdoors in May where it is to flower once the soil has warmed up. When large enough to handle transplant the seedlings to boxes or 7.5cm (3in) pots, and grow on in cooler conditions. When about 5cm (2in) tall pinch out the growing point to make them bushy. Later, gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions before planting out. When growing Cosmos plants, water regularly until they are fully established. Deadhead faded Cosmos flowers regularly to encourage more blooms to be produced throughout the summer.|